Who is Christopher Lambros? Nurse records sexual abuse of unconscious patients for his ‘Dexter collection’
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GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO: A 61-year-old intensive care unit nurse, Christopher Peter Lambros, has been arrested on three charges of sexual assault against multiple unconscious patients who were in his care at St Mary's Medical Center, Colorado. A digital forensic analysis of his phone found “photographs and videos of Lambros posing with a number of victims who were unconscious, in the hospital setting.” According to the arrest affidavit, “Lambros was photographing himself sucking on victims’ breasts and digitally penetrating victims.”
According to the Grand Junction Police Department (GJPD), the investigation of Lambros, who was taken into custody on October 25, started when a colleague on July 9 at around 8.45 pm called 911 to report that an employee saw Lambros “taking photos of a patient’s genitals” that evening, reports Law&Crime. The arrest affidavit stated that the employee had gone to the intensive care unit to check on a patient and noticed that the lights were switched off and the curtain was drawn. “When she pulled back the curtain she saw the patient, who was unconscious, with her gown pulled up, exposing her breasts, and the bed sheet was pulled down, exposing the patient’s genitals. [The witness] said she saw a nurse, who she knew as Chris Lambros, with his head on the patient’s stomach, with his face toward the patient’s feet, with what she believed [was] his right arm extended, holding what she was sure was an unknown make/model cell phone in a black case, in a position as if he was taking a ‘selfie’ picture.”
According to the affidavit, when Lambros saw the witness, he dropped his phone on the patient’s bed and covered her again with the gown before leaving. When GJPD officer Alcon went to Lambros’ house to ask him about the incident, Lambros responded by saying that "he was giving the patient an injection for blood clots, which is administered in the stomach area, which was why the patient was uncovered," reports KDVR. However, the officer seized Lambros’ phone, in which photos and videos of Lambros posing with a number of unconscious victims and participating in lewd acts were discovered during the investogation. They further found that 168 photos and videos were deleted between April 30 and July 9. Some videos from April to July showed Lambros sexually assaulting at least three female patients. One video showed him whispering to one of them, “Don’t ever get rid of these videos” and “you need to keep them forever… this is your Dexter collection.” He apparently was referring to the fictional serial killer Dexter Morgan from series 'Dexter' who collected blood slides of his victims.
Lambros' employment terminated
Lambros has an active license, originally issued on June 12, 2012, as a registered nurse in the state of Colorado with no discipline or board actions on file. SCL Health, which owns the medical center, said in a statement that it has terminated Lambros' employment on the day he was arrested. Prior to this, he was on administrative leave with no access to the hospital or patients. Bryan Johnson, the hospital's president, in a statement said, as quoted by 9News, “What this former nurse is accused of is reprehensible and goes against everything we believe and value at St. Mary's Medical Center. Patients put their trust in us and should feel safe in our care. We are working closely with law enforcement to protect our patients from those who intend to cause harm. We are doing everything possible to ensure our patients continue to feel safe and respected while receiving care." Meanwhile, Lambros has been booked into the county jail on $250,000 bond and is due back in court on Friday, November 4, as per NY Post.